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Does anyone have the timetable of when trains typically pass through Longview, Washington? I'm new to the area and looking to check them out.

Ballard Beaver

ballard beaver
there is no "timetable," like a hard-and-fast schedule. it shouldnt be hard to see a train, since there are like 50+ of them, including amtraks, that pass through longview everyday. just go out to the tracks and be patient, you shouldnt have to wait longer than 30 minutes!


Meat Popsicle
NRPC Passenger:

501 - 0952
11 - 1229
513 - 1347
507 - 1642
509 - 1952

500 - 0920
506 - 1305
516 - 1540
14 - 1714
508 - 1905

Ballard Beaver

ballard beaver
Thanks! Is there a way to determine what the content of the trains are?

boxcars usually contain clowns and elves, tank cars have liquified candy canes, and grainers carry candy corn. it's a seasonal thing. (you might also see some coal trains, thats for all the bad kids' stockings)


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